Pioneering and trailblazing new techniques and technologies, FPS hopes to revolutionize the film industry through high production value films such as ‘Dilated’ that cost a fraction of what it would otherwise cost Hollywood.
Although the UCLA chapter of FPS is spearheading the film, the crew comprise of students hailing from a diversity of majors and universities including UCLA, UCR, UCI, RCC, CSUN, CSUSB, Emerson, and the Art Institute. Indeed, before expanding to Los Angeles in 2008, FPS Productions was started at UC Riverside 3 years ago, and have made several notable productions such as ‘Slick’ and ‘Incrimination’, which feature the city prominently. Not only is FPS UCLA’s choice to shoot in Riverside an apt reflection of the club’s origins in the Inland Empire, but it is also an homage to the success of UCR’s previous projects, which have gained significant festival acclaim and recognition.
The film shoot this past weekend was the culmination of the long, yet rewarding, process of filmmaking. The film revolves around D.I.C., a zombie on the run from mercenary troops.
Unlike most films, however, this movie places the audience in the shoes of the zombie, giving a fresh perspective to the age-old art of zombie filmmaking. Despite multiple setbacks, including a short notice location change by the City and having to raise over $10,000 to fund the movie, the club has come together and been able to organize, delegate, and find solutions that kept the film moving forward. Though it has been one arduous journey from start to finish, FPS is proud to have come so far despite all the trials and tribulations.
The shoot will feature military vehicles, a bus, 50-foot crane jib, and a large pool of talented crew and actors, making this weekend the largest set director Brian L. Tan “BLT” has ever directed.
Following this Saturday, the film will enter into post-production and hopefully premiere in Spring 2010.
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